- May 16, 2005
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tenbob said:Hands like this dont play well in tournament or in sit and go's, but as for N/L ring even if you have a 2% edge its a go every single time. As for attempting to put this dude on a hand, its a fine strategy, but i feel that watching betting patterns is a much more accurate way of knowing where you are in a hand.
The re-raise over-bet tells me that this dude wants to take the pot down right now, he dosnt want a caller, he is weak. Why not flat call with the better hand, i certainly know thats what id be doing here with a set. You cant assume your opponent has the nuts every time, why be afraid of a flush every time there is 2 of a suit on the board, especially with one isolated player.
Its always difficult to put your opponent on a particular hand, and watching the betting pattern would normally work well. But with only a couple of hands played at this table, its tough to do that, just as tough as putting your opponent on a hand
I think calling here is still not the best move. If he does have AJ, then he still has 5 outs to take down the pot, making him a 4/1 dog but why give him a free card? Raise the dude - and you also get an indication of where you are in the hand
Having position in this siuation also makes a big difference. Sure, a slow-play check is a good move when you hold the nuts but with only top pair you gotta be thinking about taking this pot down asap
In this situation, it doesnt really matter if you call or raise cos you will be pot commited in either case - and will get called.
But with a bigger stack, you could be making some nice plays here